Kamikura-jinja Shrine

A Shinto shrine located in 1 Chome Kamikura, Shingu City. Situated on sacred ground where the god Kumano Omikami first descended to Earth. The Kodobiki Boulder, considered a sacred natural object and deity, is also located on the shrine grounds at the top of over 5000 natural stone steps. The Oto Matsuri, held each year on February 6, is an unusual festival in which white robed men carrying torches lit with a sacred flame run down a series of stone steps. The festival is designated an Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property.

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Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamikura 1-13-8 map map Map
Please refrain from using the lights during the Evenings as they are open every day.
open everyday
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*Telephone connects to Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (Although it is possible up to the foot of the mountain, there are 538 stairs)

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  • Definitely worth the climb, but grab a stick!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.06
    The rock stairs were steep and somewhat challenging. Still, the walk was definitely worth it! The stairs were very steep for about 150-200m (~70m elevation gain), then started levelling off. A great...
  • good hike
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.09
    the shrine is ok. the hike up is more interesting and abit taxing up rock steps which is pretty steep at some areas..
  • Unique
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.25
    Many steps to climb, steep - not really worthwhile view from top, even though the shrined mountaintop huge rock is quite special

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